I love you a Bushel and a Peck

CoverMy blogging has been a little slack lately and I apologize for that.

With the kids out of school it seems I barely have time to do anything anymore.

I did however, have time to make a few more kitchen mats.

These mats I gave to my mother-in-law and my mom for Mother’s Day.

I’ll give a quick tutorial here but if you want to read more in detail you can do so here.

I did one a brown rug and the other a black rug. They were the same size as my original happy feet post above.

IMG_5858I created a template in Photoshop and then uploaded the pic to block posters.

If you don’t know about block posters, then you’re missing out.  It’s so simple and a lot of fun.

I taped my masterpiece together then placed it on my mat.

I taped the top portion down and then flipped it over and covered the back with chalk.

IMG_5860Once completely covered in chalk, I used the tip of pen and traced the words which transferred the chalk to the mat.

IMG_5863Once my letters were transferred, I traced an outline of the letters with a paint pen.

After it dried, I filled them in with acrylic paint.



IMG_5866I let it dry completely and then sprayed it a few times with Polyacrylic in a satin finish.

IMG_5873I gave this one to my mother-in-law.

She loved it so much she cried.

I always have a way of making people cry.

Sometimes that’s a good thing.

Sometimes not so good.

Oh well. Whatever.

IMG_5893I did this one for my mom.

She didn’t cry.

She probably wanted to but I haven’t seen her cry too much in my lifetime.

IMG_5902Now me…I cry ALL the time.

It could be hormonal.

Or the kids being here 24/7 during the summer.

I’m voting the latter.






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